Christmas Pot Pourri

Recipe Christmas Pot Pourri01

‘It’s Beginning to….smell a Lot Like Christmas!’🎶

This Christmas lets create something homemade. I have put together a list of ingredients to make an easy festive stove top, simmer-all-day pot pourri. The combination of citrus, pine needles, liqueur and spices is perfect for creating a festive ambience around your home this Christmas. You and your loved ones will be transported to a Winter Wonderland! You can truely say ‘I made this myself’!

Happy & safe Christmas🎄

Chef Nelly🧑🏼‍🍳 

Select a few ingredients from each category;


  • 5 dehydrated citrus slices 
  • 5 dehydrated apple slices
  • 1 cup dried cranberries 
  • 1/2 cup almonds


  • 3 cinnamon quills
  • 10 star anise
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 2 tablespoons cloves
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger or ginger bread spices
  • 2 vanilla beans or 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 to 4 sprigs Conifer or pine needles
  • 2 to 4 sprigs rosemary


  • 1/2 cup Dark rum or bourbon
  • 1 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Honey 


  • cranberry juice and, or
  • apple juice, enough to cover the ingredients, plus more for top-up.


Place your selected ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a gentle boil for 1/2 hour. Once pot pourri becomes fragrant, turn to a very low simmer. This can be kept simmering throughout the day with the occasional top up of juice. Just keep an eye on the pot while simmering!